Born in 1979, Florence Lemoine lives and works in France.
After studying art at secondary school, Florence Lemoine discovered glassmaking in 2000. After an apprenticeship in traditional glassmaking, she became a European glassworker and graduated from CERFAV - Centre européen de recherche et de formation aux arts verriers - in 2003. She continued her career with a residency at the Carmaux glass museum/art center. She then continued to learn the specific skills of glassblowing in France, Sweden and England.
She opened her first studio in the south of France in 2006. In 2010, she moved to her current studio in the Rhône-Alpes region, in Pélussin.
"I work with glass for its incredible capacity for transformation, its plastic qualities and also the instantaneous relationship we share with this material when it's molten.
My approach is one with glass. The material is my tangible link, a medium for expressing the visible beauties and invisible emotions that feed my imagination.
To feel, to seek, to reflect, to imagine, then to work the form and let a part of the unknown reveal itself through the form or decoration. Do and let do..
Matter guides me, more often than I constrain it, and its singular duality leads me down unsuspected paths. "